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Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan young

Birth Date

November 19, 1961


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


Eye color



5 ft 8 in | 173 cm

Meg Ryan young photos

Body Measurements

35-25-35 in | 89-63.5-89 cm


57 kg | 127 pounds

Bra Size


Shoe size

11 US | 41.5 EU

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

Meg Ryan was born in Fairfield, Connecticut, U.S., on November 19, 1961, is an American actress.

Young Meg Ryan first started her career in TV commercials.

She made her big screen debut in drama movie Rich and Famous (1981) in role as Debby Blake.

She got her television debut in CBS soap opera As the World Turns (1982) in role as Betsy Stewart Montgomery Andropoulos.

Her breakthrough performance came as Sally Albright in romantic comedy film When Harry Met Sally (1989) opposite Billy Crystal, for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.

Best Movies

She was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress for her roles in romantic comedy films:

Sleepless in Seattle (1993) in role as Annie Reed

You've Got Mail (1998) in role as Kathleen "Shopgirl" Kelly

She made her directorial debut with drama movie Ithaca (2016) also she starred in role as Mrs. Kate Macauley.

Courage Under Fire (1996) thriller drama with Denzel Washington and Matt Damon

Kate & Leopold (2001) romantic comedy fantasy opposite Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber

Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) romantic comedy opposite Tom Hanks

When a Man Loves a Woman (1994) romantic drama with Andy GarcĂ­a

French Kiss (1995) romantic comedy with Kevin Kline and Timothy Hutton

Innerspace (1987) science fiction comedy opposite Dennis Quaid

The Presidio (1988) crime drama opposite Sean Connery

Addicted to Love (1997) romantic comedy opposite Matthew Broderick

Proof of Life (2000) action thriller opposite Russell Crowe

City of Angels (1998) romantic fantasy with Nicolas Cage

The Doors (1991) biographical opposite Val Kilmer

The Deal (2008) satirical comedy with William H. Macy and LL Cool J

The Women (2008) comedy drama opposite Eva Mendes, Annette Bening and Jada Pinkett Smith

TV Shows

She had a recurring role as Jane in NBC sitcom One of the Boys (1982).

She played Karen Sharpe in improvised online series Web Therapy (2011-2013).

She had a recurring role as Cally Oaks in ABC television series Wildside (1985).


Graduated from Bethel high school, Bethel (1979).

Majored journalism at New York University.

Has Polish, Irish and German ancestry.

Has two sisters Dana and Annie and a brother Andrew Hyra.

Was a "Prom Queen" in high school.

She voiced Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia in the animated film Anastasia (1997).

Good friend with Tom Hanks.

She adopted a daughter from China in 2006.


She dated John Cusack (2002-2003), Russell Crowe (1999-2001) and Anthony Edwards (1986-1987).

She was married to actor Dennis Quaid (1991-2001), they have one son.


Clearly romantic comedy is my franchise genre, I don't mind saying that, it's true. I love doing them and hopefully always will do them. I don't feel particularly typecast because I think I do so many different kinds of things. Whether they're seen or not is another issue.

On why she hasn't been working very much recently - I've been famous since I was a teenager. There are a lot of empty spaces in that. I just feel like I've been filling in the cracks a little bit. I feel very fortunate, very free. (2008)

I don't think I'll ever be a producer who's into taking the meetings and fighting the big fights with studios. I really don't like that part. I'm much more interested in the material.

What brings people down is the same thing over and over.

Acting is what I do. It's not what I solely define myself as.